Nimmo’s not there... yet

19/06/12. John Devlin.  GRANGEMOUTH. Grangemouth Stadium. Jade Nimmo. Long jumper. Profile / feature type pics.
19/06/12. John Devlin. GRANGEMOUTH. Grangemouth Stadium. Jade Nimmo. Long jumper. Profile / feature type pics.
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FALKIRK long jumper Jade Nimmo insists she is not about to hit the panic button despite missing a spot at the European Under-23 Championships.

The 22-year-old was in action at the England Athletics Under-23 Championships and European Trials and finished second with a best jump of 6.25m – only losing out by six centimetres.

But her effort was shy of the 6.50m European Under-23 qualification standard, as is her season’s best so far this year of 6.39m set in Florida in April.

And, while time appears to be running out, Nimmo is refusing to worry – adamant that she can still book herself a trip to next month’s European Under-23 Championships in Finland.

“It was challenging with the wind in Bedford but I was just happy to get another jump in over the Commonwealth Games standard,” said Nimmo.

“I think everyone really struggled and I would have liked to have equalled my personal best but I remained competitive.

“It’s not a great distance but I’ve missed a few jump sessions just with injury but I’m in good shape and I know I can jump further.”

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